Monthly Archives: November 2015

Unlocking Detention ‘visits’ Tinsley House

Last week, Unlocking Detention visited Tinsley House, possibly one of the least well-known detention centres. We heard <a href="">powerful stories</a> of the men that Nic Eadie, director of Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group, has met [...]

2022-10-05T19:48:11+00:00November 30th, 2015|

“They want us to imprison and deport ourselves”

This post was written for Unlocking Detention by Stuart Crosthwaite, Secretary of the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG),  with thanks to the refugees and asylum seekers quoted here (some names changed) and to John Grayson [...]

2022-10-05T19:52:20+00:00November 30th, 2015|

All eyes on amendment 32: Time to stop the same trends repeating

This blog post was written for Unlocking Detention by Eiri Ohtani, coordinator of the Detention Forum. A sense of deja vu The latest statistics on the government’s use of immigration detention released yesterday show a worrying 11% increase [...]

2022-10-05T19:54:05+00:00November 27th, 2015|

Time to listen to the experts: It’s time for a time-limit

This blog post was written for Unlocking Detention by Lisa Matthews, coordinator of Right to Remain.  Right to Remain are a coordinating group of the Detention Forum, leading on communications and campaigns, and run Unlocking Detention on behalf [...]

2022-10-05T19:55:02+00:00November 27th, 2015|

The damage of indefinite detention

This blog post was written by Colleen Molloy, City of Sanctuary National Development Officer.  The image used at the start of this blog post was produced for City of Sanctuary by Patti McKenna, a community artist in Swansea. [...]

2022-10-05T19:56:28+00:00November 23rd, 2015|

#Unlocked15 ‘visits’ Yarl’s Wood

Last week, Unlocking Detention paid a virtual visit to perhaps the UK's best known detention centre, Yarl's Wood - known for all the wrong reasons. Yarl's Wood is one of the detention centres where women can be detained, [...]

2022-10-05T19:58:01+00:00November 23rd, 2015|

Almost as British as me

This blog post was written by Nic Eadie, director of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (@GatDetainees). It was originally published by our #Unlocked15 partners, Justice Gap. I’ve been working with people detained at Tinsley House and Brook House for [...]

2022-10-05T19:59:03+00:00November 23rd, 2015|

Pregnancy ought to be a happy time: women in Yarl’s Wood

This post was written for Unlocking Detention by Heather Jones, who visits women detained in Yarl's Wood. In 2014 ninety-nine pregnant women were detained in Yarl’s Wood.  This was despite Home Office Guidance which includes a list of people [...]

2022-10-05T20:00:10+00:00November 18th, 2015|
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